Glass is the most defining material in modern architecture. For birds, it is also the most deadly. Between 365 and 988 million birds are killed in the US annually from striking windows. The taller the building, the more deadly. This Kentucky Warbler fell victim to the buildings of Kansas City.
The Jenkins Music Company Building in downtown Kansas City. The company produced guitars, mandolins, and sheet music from 1878 until its bankruptcy in 1971. The only the facade of the 1911 building remains with a multistory parking lot behind it. Lofts and commercial space are planned for what remains of the structure. Click on the image for a larger view.